When a problem involves not the heart, but the veins and arteries, it’s good to know Excela Health vascular surgical specialists, in cooperation with interventional radiologists, focus on treating artery disease, vascular blockages and poor blood circulation to the legs and abdominal organs.
Endovascular surgery is a type of vascular surgery that treats diseases from inside the vessels -- inserting a thin, hollow tube (stent) into a narrowed blood vessel to improve blood flow. Other vascular/endovascular procedures:
•Carotid endarterectomy: The removal of hardened, fatty build-up (plaque) from the main blood vessels located on each side of the neck.
•Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (“Triple A”): Both surgical and endovascular repair.
•Angioplasty: The widening of a blocked or narrowed blood vessel.
•Vascular stenting: A small wire mesh tube (stent) is placed within a blood vessel to help it stay open. Usually done during an angioplasty.
•Varicose vein procedures: The surgical removal or closing off of varicose veins.
•Stab phlebectomy: The removal of varicose veins through a series of small punctures that do not require stitches to heal.
•Vein ligation and stripping: The closure of damaged blood vessels (ligation) and, if necessary, the removal of damaged sections (stripping).
The goal is always to help you return to a normal, active life as quickly as possible.